dhcpcd-5.1.2 released

17 Oct 2009 • 1 min read

dhcpcd-5.1.2 has been released with the following changes:

  • ClientID is now reported when interface starts
  • -w, --wait forces dhcpcd to wait until an interface gets a lease or times out
  • 50-ypbind hook added for BSD style NIS
  • Ensure DHCP socket is open when sending a DECLINE
  • Uses new hwaddr if existing interface is downed and then changed.
  • No longer works on firewire interfaces by default.

dhcpcd-5.1.2 has a new behaviour change - when starting up and at least 1 interface has a carrier then it tries to get a lease or times out. It still daemonises regardless. This, along with the -b and -w flags allows total control over the desired behaviour of dhcpcd.